Pre-University Design
QQI Level 5 5M2208
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Level 5

Pre-University Design Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Pre-University Design course.

Have you a passion for design? Do you find yourself fascinated by the architecture of buildings and the intricacies of their construction? Are you a creative individual with strong organizational skills? If so, our Pre-University Design Course is the perfect starting point for your journey into the world of design.

This course is specifically tailored for those aspiring to pursue a career in design. It offers a robust foundation in spatial design, seamlessly blending creative prowess with technical expertise. Our project-based learning approach ensures that you will learn by doing, gaining practical experience and developing your skills through hands-on projects.

Participants will have the opportunity to create an impressive portfolio, showcasing their work and providing a strong platform to continue their studies in the design field. Explore the possibilities, ignite your curiosity, and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in design.

We invite you to delve deeper into the details of this exciting course. Discover how this course can shape your future and set you on the path to success in the dynamic field of design. Your journey begins here.

Course Code PUD
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours 20 approx
Days per WK 5 Days

Is this course for you?

This course is oriented to those wishing to pursue a career in design, combining creative ability, technical skills with organisational know-how. It provides you with a strong foundation in spatial design. The course is based on project work with an emphasis on learning by doing. The work produced will be presented as a portfolio to enable you to progress onto further studies in the design field.

What will I study?

The following modules are studied on the course:

Year 1 Drawing Design Skills Architectural Drawing/Construction Computer Illustrated Graphics Computer Aided Draughting Combined Materials Work Experience Communications Maths (Optional)

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of studio projects and assignments submitted throughout the year.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Design (5M2208).

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Design consultant
  • CAD Operator


If you are interested in doing further study to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart.

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+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 X383
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